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Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
even the democrats considering defense authorization bill. it does not look like that will get done this year. do you think there will be pressure next year to push for sanctions again in the house? i wanted to get your thoughts on the senator menendez proposal that would delay sanctions for six months. ,t the end of the agreement they will see at that point of the sanctions are looming. i want to get your take on that. have very robust sanctions on iran. each of the last two years the authorizing act has include iran,trictd sanctions on going after their banking industry. there are incredibly tough sanctions on them. that is why iran was willing to come to the table and have this discussion in the first place. degree, this ignores the very effective pressure we already have on them. putting more sanctions on at this point undermines the negotiations and the path toward a possible agreement, no guarantees to be sure, but possible agreement that would give us the confidence that iran would not have a nuclear weapon. that is an incredibly important step i do not think we should jeopar
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debated and voted on, but we were unable to do so. we tried to reach agreement to limit consideration to defense-related amendments, but we were unable to do that. we trade to get consent to vote on two sexual assault amendmen s that had been fully debated but we could not get that accident. -- get that consent. we tried to get consent to lock in additional votes but we were unable to do so. at this point, mr. president, the house of representatives will be adjourning for the year at the end of this week. and there is simply no way that we can debate and vote on those amendments to the pending bill, to get cloture, to pass the bill, to go to conference with the house, to get a conference report written and to have it adopted by the house of representatives all before the house goes out of session this friday. there just simply is no way that all of those events can take place and get a defen
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
113th congress? that ishe only thing completely likely to get through it is a new defense authorization act. there will be a lot of interesting debates to watch on that to see what gets included. one thing we will watch is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to the bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that, but a lot of members are still interested in adding sanctions, sending signals they are not interested in the deal obama wants to sign onto. also the farm bill. negotiators are trying to reach an agreement. if they cannot get a deal, they will have to at least extend existing spending so that is something that can be done. the senate is here for an extra week. they will look at a lot of nominations, particularly after the filibuster changes that democrats rammed through a few weeks ago. among the big nominees to watch for are the new chairwoman of the federal reserve, janet yellen. host: a number of articles in the last couple of weeks have suggested that this is the most unproductive covers ever. why ha
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
unilaterally declared an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. part of that extends over the sun -- part of that extends over the senkaku islands, which china and the ban -- and japan are debating over who owns it. i was in japan a couple of weeks ago. i got to meet with folks from the government and the japanese parliament, as well as going to okinawa and visit some of the military facilities out there. the u.s. is positioned on these senkaku islands, and they fall under the u.s.-japan treaty because japan has demonstrated control over the senkaku islands. -- has administrative control over the senkaku islands. withchina is trying to do the air defense identification zone is to argue that japan has administrative control over the airspace and those islands. on the one hand, president obama ordered the military to fly b-52 bombers, they were arty planning -- already planning to go through there, but he went through with it to signify that they do not recognize it. it is a problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south korea, the obama administration has had a
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00pm EST
armed announce a mittees deal on the defense programs bill. of the f hour, members brissish house of commons offer tributes to the late nelson the former president of south africa. we the specialn, rosalynnies program on carter. members of the house committee agreement on the defense program bill. they spoke with reporters for about a half hour. patience?you for your is this on? can you hear me? buck mckeon, the chairman of the house armed services ommittee, and i'm joined by chairman levin from michigan, the chairman of the senate armed committee and ranking member from oklahoma, the senate member of the committee. adam smith, the ranking member f the house is held up and not able to -- he's coming from washington and is not able to be with us. a statement.e we have circulated that here today. announce that working together, members of the house and senate armed services have reached an agreement on our national for se authorization act fiscal year 2014. some of you, i know, have wouldn't be at we able to finish our work this year and we would pass a slimmed with only the essential
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Dec 9, 2013 5:50am EST
been mortally wounded in defense of this nation. it is hard to see them and not believe that we are doing -- that we have an obligation to continue to do the right thing. what i am trying to do in taking my clerks to gettysburg in a small way is to think about lincoln and that horrible war, the carnage that took place at gettysburg. think of all the animals that were killed, all of the human beings, all of the destruction that had occurred there. and he comes there three or four months later, november 19, to dedicate a 4-minute speech or whatever it was, and the things that he said, the eloquence of it to elevate that tragic moment, and what i am trying to get these kids to understand, after they see a term, after they see the imperfections, that they still believe. that they are still idealistic. even with the reality, they still believe that this is important and they understand why. so we go, yes, and i drag them across the battlefield. i do not feel all that bad about it. the point is simply to pull it all back together after you see how the sausage is made. that you still belie
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
the chinese unilateral creation of an air defense identification zone on november 23. it is china's right to create such a zone. it is not a no-fly zone. it is not a zone in which the chinese are necessarily threatening to use force, but it is a zone in which traffic is monitored. thishinese announced basically by attaching some conditions to it. the international aircraft flying into the zone would identify their planes, their path. it was mandatory notification. air defense zones generally speaking did not require mandatory identification unless you are going to the country which has created his own. it was not the creation of the zone that created the problem. it was the conditions the chinese attached to that zone, the mandatory character of them. particular,tates in but other countries, this is a highly traveled air corridor. the fact there were conditions attached to it was very bothersome. the other thing is the chinese created this air defense zone that included airspace over contested islands with japan. inally the modus operandi creating these zones is to negotiate where y
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am EST
accessible way to avoid increasing taxes and fees. 43% say cuts to defense spending would be acceptable. those are some numbers from the latest marist-mcclatchy poll .onducted december 3 - 5 we are talking about the extension of unemployment benefits. from baltimore on our line for republicans. feel that it is time to end the unemployment benefits. they have not worked, they are not going to work. it is no one's fault if there are no jobs available. they go out and look for work, but if you do not have the skills and the education, employers are not hiring you. i feel sorry for anyone over age 50, they will have a tougher time. you cannot continue to hand money out. the obama administration has won a number of events over the short period of time he has been in office. loses, hishe wins he plans are not working. time for a does of reality. time to change the way we do things or we will watch this country fall. host: that is anthony. why eventes in, consider extending unemployment benefits other than to keep america from ever recovering? we will keep talking about this issue o
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
levels for the defense and intelligence communities that would seem to be indicated by the kinds of policies congressman rogers would like to see the united states follow? >> we are in the middle of budget negotiations. it would be great if we can get an agreement by next week. right now, it is up in the air. to your question, i think when it comes to providing the esources necessary for the defense and intelligence community, there is a bipartisan support for that part of the budget. with respect to other very important parts of our national security budget, we have had less success in convincing our republican colleagues. the other parts of what i think are important to a robust policy which includes other forms of assistance, development and economic assistance. other tools of foreign olicy. the state department budget is puny in comparison to the defense budget. you get an awful lot of benefit from some of those investments that the state department, in erms of assistance, economic assistance and it is that part of the category of the budget where we have had a lot less success
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
it. >> just before the thanksgiving break, the senate was working on the defense authorization bill. our those going? >> they thought they were going to vote in the senate. it could drag into the new year. >> with the filibuster rules changed because of the nuclear option, where judicial nominations can we expect to see? >> three nominees to the d c circuit court, one of the most powerful in the country that deals in disputes between the executive and legislative branch. , harry reid said he will bring those to the floor. quicklylikely move very in the beginning of the week for the senate. >> a congressional reporter for politico. thank you for joining us. hillary received a human rights award earlier today, an advocacy group founded by tom lantos. he was a holocaust survivor. this is about 15 minutes. [applause] my goodness. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thek you, and first to extraordinary lantos family, this is a great honor and an havese personal leisure to tom lantos around my neck. office or onin my asking me what i was going to do about something or offering to p
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
worried about the missile efforts. states isy the united building up system, basically a missile defense system to protect the u.s. against missile threats from both iran and north korea. a lot of our friends and allies and partners in the middle east either currently have the things and want more of the things or do not have them and want them, and that is why hagel is out there to make sure that despite the controversies of the geneva plan, and it is controversial, that our allies and partners do feel more assured. it is an open question to see whether they genuinely are assured. host: jim from california, good morning, you are on. caller: the zionist think tank that put us into iran, and we got support for israel -- guest: jim, thank you for your comment. i am a former u.s. congressional staffer. i take personal offense that i put any foreign country interest over u.s. interest. it is easy to smear someone. i am trying to engage people on the issues. i encourage you to call back at some point and ask a substantial question, but thank you for your call. host: you are asked what is the
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
they look at how personnel cost it into the overall budget at the defense department. is liveton journal" every day at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span. tomorrow the british prime minister david cameron and members of the house of commons the offered tribute to south african president nelson mandela who died on thursday at the age of 95. spanhave live coverage on c- 2 at 9:30 a.m. eastern. the wireline world is about systemtral circulatory of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that really connect what is now the information economy in the united states. we are seeing data traffic on our wireline networks at a rate of 40% increase per year. it is that network that connects all forms of communications whether they originate in the wire environment or wireless environment. so yeah, america's future is --eless here and -- wireless communicators"he at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> i got upset with the --sident because they never showed up anymore. woman who was one of the press people. she said, mental health is not a sexy issue here you -- is not a sexy issue. -- itsed a mental h
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
would allow us to send it out for the small banks to have reasonable defenses because we don't want to expose so theys to the risk could gain entry into the system. need to continue to support effective cybersecurity legislation. we need to particularly focus on liability protection. we have limitations from a legal point of view in terms of working together to share information. thank all the council and government agencies. everybody has a great. they are working hard and helping us a lot. i do not want any of the recommendations to imply we don't have great support. like it to include the thisies to help in comprehensive rattle. of rugrats. a lot -- made a lot of rugrats. we have shared goals. we can make this a safe way to do business in the future. >> i would like to thank the staff of the regulatory agencies for their dedication on this issue and their work on the banking and infrastructure committee. i have been deeply involved in this since coming here. me is you meet with bankers. mrs. on the radar. i do want to make sure we have the information flowing smoothly where it needs
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
not to defend the defense of marriage act violated the take care clause. in fact, the president made a judgment subsequently vindicated by the united states supreme court that the act was unconstitutional. while the case was pending, he continued to comply with the law. the president's decision not to defend the law was not novel. indeed, congress itself recognized this possibility.p congress understood that sometimes the administration's duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed might include recognizing that a particular statute is unconstitutional. the constitution is as we are told in article 6 of the constitution, the supreme law of the land. presidents are required to follow it. past administrations have exercised their discretion not to defend a law that they have deemed unconstitutional. for example, the acting solicitor general at the time, john roberts, now the chief justice of the united states, refused to defend a law that he believed to be unconstitutional in the 1990 case of metzer broadcasting versus the fcc. chief justice roberts argued that a statute pro
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
that will be our position. do not see the defense authorization bill. i am hopeful the senate will move on that intelligence authorization. the senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform will. we are very disappointed on this side of the aisle that the senate bill has not been put on the floor. our bill or one of the four bills out of committee. it was supported by the republican party and the judiciary committee. they have not been brought to the floor. we believe immigration reform is a critically important action for the congress to take. we hope anyone of those options would be brought to the table. the senate has passed in a bipartisan way the end of discrimination in employment. we talk about jobs. we talk about economic opportunity. passed that bill. that is not on the agenda either. i noticed we do have an extension bill that has been specifically reference. we will get to a debate on that next week. we have a suspension bill we have been urging that is reported out of committee that passed by 350 votes. it simply says we ought to have a plan, and that will be to ex
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
cut the besides defense? guest: revenues that we have lost that would otherwise should take in. other than defense, there is waste and inefficiencies in a wide range of domestic spending programs. i am willing to take a look at almost everything. i think the demonization of social security and medicaid are inappropriate. they are not responsible for the deficit problem we have right now. ronald reagan in a debate with walter mondo and clear social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it was true then and it is true now. att in plano, texas. caller: thank you for taking my call. food stamps is not one of the areas that needs to be cut. it is only $80 billion a year. is nothing. the area of the budget that needs to be cut are medicare and social security. those are the largest areas of the budget. he onlythe budget -- t way you get to a sound budget going forward, you have to be willing to cut the areas where we spent the most. anst: the caller makes important observation. we have to take a look at health care expenditures in this country. connected to the two democratic realiti
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Dec 2, 2013 12:30am EST
to accept the legal defense fund was going to win. that, a fair amount about but what i did know was that he was one of the greatest trial attorneys of his time as well. he spent enormous amounts of time crisscrossing especially ,he states of the south representing a wide variety of people, but mostly in criminal cases and very frequently in capital cases. being subjected to incredible danger himself. he would come to town and it was not at all clear that he was courseo be safe and of the indignities of traveling in a place where you couldn't stay at a hotel and you couldn't eat at a regular restaurant. and then representing black people before all-white juries where it was not clear that anybody had justice in mind. stories that he told of those trips and of those cases, it all came back to me very much this summer. i read a very fine book, and that just one the pulitzer prize "alled "devil in the grove about one of his capital cases in florida. it is a gripping story. it reads like a whodunit or what is going to happen, but it is also about him and the incredible lawyerly skills he
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
that the court was going to accept the legal defense fund was going to win. i knew a fair amount about that, but what i did know was that he -- what i didn't know was that he was one of the greatest trial attorneys of his time as well. he spent enormous amounts of time crisscrossing especially the states of the south, representing a wide variety of people, but mostly in criminal cases and very frequently in capital cases. being subjected to incredible danger himself. he would come to town and it was not at all clear that he was going to be safe and of course the indignities of traveling in a place where you couldn't stay at a hotel and you couldn't eat at a regular restaurant. and then representing black people before all-white juries where it was not clear that anybody had justice in mind. the stories that he told of those trips and of those cases, it all came back to me very much this summer. i read a very fine book, and that just one the pulitzer prize called "devil in the grove" about one of his capital cases in florida. it is a gripping story. it reads like a whodunit or what is g
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
wish the department of defense was run as efficiently as this. our deficit would be much lower. but among snap households with at least one working age nondisabled adult, more than half work. more than half work. and more than 80% work in the year before or after receiving snap. now, the legislation that the house republican leadership rammed through this congress and is now part of a negotiation on the farm bill, would cut the program by close to $40 billion. that would result in nearly four million americans losing access to snap next year, including working families with children, seniors, and veterans. nearly 170,000 veterans would lose their benefits. in addition, 210,000 children and these families would also lose free school meals. these cuts would come on top of the significant benefit reduction already experienced by all snap recipients as a result of the american recovery act moneys running out. and i would say to my colleagues that cut that went into effect on november 1 means is that the average family of four would see a reduction of about $36 per month in their snap be
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am EST
is the top democrat on the armed services committee. he will talk about the status of the defense authorization bill, which is being worked on in congress. you can watch "newsmakers" every sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern every sunday on c- span. >> after war, things escalate so quickly. it's just a moment that seems so loving can just turn and slip and be so out of control, and this is one of those days. leavewith adam packing to and jackson going through his things and saying what is the deal, and he said i will take this to sell it. on top of the other pressures, they had no money. gun, andust held the he went in the room and came out with a shotgun and really try to go herat her, trying to so much that she would pull the trigger and kill him. she wanted to. >> the return home is only half the story. david finkel follows the battalion of the 16th industry -- 16th infantry sunday night on c-span's "q&a." , this iso the v.a. now the last panel. this is about 45 minutes. >> this'll be our final count today. we welcome mr. tom murphy, director compensation service the vet
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
through the 113th congress. caller: i think the only thing that is likely to get through is the defense authorization act. we will see what gets included. one thing we will be watching is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to that bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that but a lot of members are still interested in adding sanctions to iran. another thing to watch for is the farm bill. if they cannot get a deal they are going to have to extend existing -- finally the senate are here for and asked her week. they will look at a lot of nominations, particularly after the filibuster changes republicans ran through a couple of weeks ago. among the big nominees are the new chairwoman of the federal reserve, jackie ellen. host: another -- a number of articles suggest this is the most unproductive congress ever. why is it so hard to get anything done on capitol hill? caller: it is divided government. you have the senate run by democrats, the house run right the house run by republicans. leadership for a longtime hasn't really b
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
medicaid under the health care law. then a look at how personal costs fit into the budget at the defense carbon. that's "washington journal was 7:00 live every day at a.m. on c-span. is thewireline world central circulatory system of our economy erie it is the veins and the arteries that connect what is the information economy in the united states. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% the year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communication whether they originate in the wireline environment or a wireless environment. >> the future of the communications industry with walter mccormick, monday on "the communicators." >> i got upset with the press my mentaley covered in the first few meetings i had and then they never showed up anymore. then i was walking in the downsized lore in the white house and the woman who was one -- she said people mental health is just not a sexy issue. the mental health act of 1980 and what he said was involuntarily retired from the white house. >> first lady rosalynn carter, monday night at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-span
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
looking for $20 billion in advance medicaid funding. that is the amount of cuts to the defense budget for the sequester. it is just initial discussions. at the end of the day obama care is not working well. the website will eventually get up and running at the end of the day. those kind of problems will continue no matter what happens on the budget discussion. our other republicans of your mindset or with many of them tried to do what we saw a few months ago? guest: the sequester is the big issue. that was small budget costs -- what it cuts. -- budget cuts. if we can maintain those cuts, that is a step in the right direction and if we can do something about rolling back obama care, we will see some progress. there are enrollment error stories, talking about the number signing up. what are your concerns on the technical aspect of the website? guest: it is not a failed website, it is a failed health care approach. can washington improve our health care system? they are welcome to. are the white house as they operating with free-market efficiency, i think he admitted that maybe th
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
the defense authorization bill. i know that's not the majority leader's -- we passed the defense authorization bill through here. i'm hopeful that the senate will move on that. intelligence authorization. the senate has passed, mr. speaker, a comprehensive immigration reform bill. they passed it with 68 votes. we are very disappointed on this side of the aisle that either the senate bill has not been put on the floor. our bill, h.r. 15, which is a bipartisan bill which there are republican sponsors of that bill, or a bill that has -- one of the bills, one of the four bills that's been reported out of the committee which was supported by the republican party in the judiciary committee and reported out four bills, they have not been brought to the floor. we believe that comprehensive immigration reform is a critically important action for this congress to take this year, now. we have options available. we would hope that any one of those four -- three options would be brought to the table, or if you count four bills, seven options be brought to the floor. in addition, the senate ha
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
papers today, the headline saying that his move raises tensions, that he is critical of the air defenses own, trying to leave room for talks. tell us about what is going on here and what your take on it is. guest: the chinese administration has told our thetary tour -- to ignore commercial airliner that you are flying in on that you have to take into account, responding to the chinese -- i am not sure exactly how it works. is notitary side recognizing it. china is going to try to put themselves in the south china sea, exhorting themselves over japan and our allies in that region and i think we need to stop it. we have been talking about china since i have been in congress, wanting to expand, and that is what is happening right now. i think they will push a little bit further and a little bit further every time. once again, this is much harder than the iran deal. china is a huge part of our economy and they are becoming more westernized and more capitalistic aisle at the same time building their military up in a way where it is purely targeted at the american military. in aing their milit
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Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
commitment to israel's security spurred the u.s.-israeli development of missile defense technologies to keep israelis safe from rockets and missiles. those systems and newer technologies continue to protect israelis from the range of threats that they still face today. president obama and i -- and i think you heard this from the president in his q&a earlier today -- remain deeply committed. indeed determined to ensuring israel has the ability to defend itself by itself. that is why in fact, by any measurement, president obama's administration has done more than any before to make israel more secure, including funding iron dome, which i saved untold -- which has saved untold lives by intercepting hundreds of rockets that might otherwise have struck schools, hospitals, or homes. deepening our day-to-day security on an ongoing basis. negotiating a new, long-term memorandum of understanding to lock in long-term military assistance for the future. providing access to the most sophisticated u.s. military technology, such as precision munitions, the f-35 joint strike fighter, the v-22 osprey.
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Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
just strong defenses. he said israel would need strong ties throughout the middle east . he wrote as much in the israel i declaration of independence. promoting bonds of cooperation with israel's neighbors. that did not happen right away, of course, but israel has always known it is strongest when it extends its hand in peace, when it is in the high moral ground. that is why the declaration of independence of israel went on to state from day one that israel would "do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire middle east." the entire middle east. that was the vision of the founding fathers. now, i understand that some think the current upheaval in the region makes this an inopportune time to try for peace, but i happen to agree with what prime minister netanyahu wrote in a rather remarkable open letter to the citizens of israel that he wrote in the beginning of these negotiations. he wrote that the dawn of a new era in the region is exactly the right time to recast israel's relationships and to change the narrative with a new generation that is starting to make it
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
secretary of defense, state, and the treasury this president has, but he meets with other secretaries in one on ones and small groups all the time. i would note that those calendars may never show a meeting i have with the president. i had two yesterday. that is how it works. >> a final question on nelson mandela. what people will be thinking about, when we consider the life of nelson mandela and the challenges that exist in our own country, what lessons can washington learn? i know you had conversations in the white house and what you think the message we can learn is. >> i think the president put it very well yesterday in the remarks he made when he was in south africa earlier this year about the remarkable example that nelson mandela set when he was released from prison and made clear that he would embrace those who jailed him, and he would seek those to help build a south africa that judged every person by his or her character and not by his or her skin color. i think that spirit of reconciliation that the president said yesterday is one that should imbue the work that
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Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
, particularly the republican caucus, supporting the funding levels for the defense and intelligence communities that would seem to be indicated by the kinds of policies congressman rogers would like to see the united states follow? >> we are in the middle of budget negotiations. it would be great if we can get an agreement by next week. right now, it is up in the air. to your question, i think when it comes to providing the resources necessary for the defense and intelligence community, there is a bipartisan support for that part of the budget. with respect to other very important parts of our national security budget, we have had less success in convincing our republican colleagues. the other parts of what i think are important to a robust policy which includes other forms of assistance, development and economic assistance. other tools of foreign policy. the state department budget is puny in comparison to the defense budget. you get an awful lot of benefit from some of those investments that the state department, in terms of assistance, economic assistance and it is that part of t
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Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
problematic. defense authorization will be difficult to veto. it veto is out there, but if is not a standalone sanctions bill, they will have a lot of work to do to convince congress and, democrats, not to join. >> rachel is waiting from california on our line. thank you for getting up this morning and joining us. >> thank you for taking my call. the only place i really get my news is press tv. i am an independent now. i used to be a diehard but my priorities have changed seeing as how the country has changed foreign policy. i thought at least obama, even though i voted third party after ron paul and after what republicans did to ron paul, the convention was totally disgusting, i left the party -- the their priority neocons took over republican party, which is a jewish obama is still being andby the nose by netanyahu they run our congress and it is horrible. >> who do you think are the big ,nfluencers on this white house outside the political realm? rachel's point, they are in strong opposition with obama on the iran deal. whether or not in six months ago, where obama is on that dea
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
passing a defense authorization bill this year without the procedure. the emphasize this is not same procedure that's used twice in 2010 recent years and in 2008, i believe. now, in terms of the democratic we will present this to my colleagues, as a matter of be meeting with the full armed services committee 15 minutes ago. meeting with the democratic caucus tomorrow. last question, yes? >> you said -- [ inaudible question ] they're going to talk to each other. i talked to them individually. they couldn't make a commitment until they talked to each other they've done by now. >>. [ inaudible question ] >> let me go back over and tell had in the bill will be an improvement of what we've passed in the house and in committee. and it was an overwhelming vote. think ink we'll be -- i we'll be okay. i think we've addressed people's concern. thank you very much. to go get the guest the bill passed. thank you. british house of common sense celebrated nelson mandela a tribute in monday. mr. cameron will join 100 world at a memorial service tuesday in johannesburg. order. order. know how will w
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Dec 8, 2013 9:35pm EST
850old the figure thousand people who had that kind of access. it is part of the defense. there is a lot of controversy regarding the publication of this information, that you may have this information. eight hundred 50 thousand people, they are in the same position, if they choose to be, as mr. snowden was, to release this information. there is safety in numbers, in other words. that these giant databases that were created after 9/11 have proved porous. these secret things have escaped. that is because so many people have access to them. that is the only point i think we were trying to make. , usingople talk about the word catastrophe or the fact that there has been this catastrophic loss, people comparing it with maclean, burgess, philby, that comes down to the original leak. the 29-year-old who was one of hundreds of thousands of people had access to information. i'm sure that is something that everyone must not be considering what to do about. >> in respect to our sister committee, the sick -- the intelligence and security committee, you were criticized, or your newspaper was, in
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him urban development, labor, justice, defense, health and human services, education committee, irs, some of the social security and small business administrations, as well as a number of other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. veterans are counting on us to solve these challenges. for its part, v.a. operates a large health care -- integrated health care system, maybe one of the larger ones in the country, 151 medical centers, 871 clinics, 300 vet centers, and i know there are 70 mobile outreach clinics that reach out into the most rural areas defined veterans who live remotely. over 1700 remote access points nationwide. beyond health care, v.a. provides $10 billion in education assistance annually, second only to the department of education. v.a. guarantees nearly 1.8 million home loans, the only zero-down in the nation, and our foreclosure rate is lowest among all categories of mortgage loans. v.a. as the ninth largest life insurance, with 6.7 million clients and 95% customer satisfaction rating. to the support of the congress and the leadership of the presiden
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billion dollars in weapons, and yesterday talking about a missile umbrella for defense for the gulf countries only. thank you. >> i must say the microphone is distorting. up here it is very difficult. >> i had the same reaction. >> could you just say that without speaking into the microphone? give me the thrust of your question again. >> the israelis are really iraniand about the nuclear program. perhaps they are politically but it is a way of directing the conflict at arab countries, the main israelit, the arab- conflict, to the iranian threat. >> if you talk to the arab countries today, they are a lot more concerned about the iranian situation than the israeli- palestinian situation. the alliance has been written about between israel and saudi arabia where they are both obsessed with the iran issue. one could argue -- and this is not provable -- each one has its interests in diverting attention from domestic issues -- the israel-palestinian thing, saudi arabia. in the wake of the arab spring, not wanting people to focus on that question. but to suggest that the arab countries want
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defense of this nation. it is hard to see them and not believe that we are doing -- that we have an obligation to continue to do the right thing. what i am trying to do in taking my clerks to gettysburg is to think about lincoln and that horrible war, the carnage that took place at gettysburg. think of all the animals that were killed, all of the human beings, all of the destruction that occurred there. three or four months later, november 19, to dedicate a 4- minute speech or whatever it was, and the things that he said to elevate that tragic moment, and what i am trying to get these kids to understand, after they see a term, after they see the imperfections, that they still believe. that they are still idealistic. even with the reality, they still believe that this is important and they understand why. so we go and i drag them across the battlefield. i don't feel all that bad about it. the point is simply to pull it all back together after you see how the sausage is made. that you still believe that it is all worthwhile. [applause] >> of course, next week, we will be celebrating t
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as minister of defense and now as president. we have advanced in the peace others much more than any moment in our history. we have had many attempts to make peace after 50 years of war. firstaged to negotiate the agenda that is a major step in any process to end conflict. if you agree on the agenda, you have agreed 50% of what you need and we did that. we did that more than a year ago. we negotiated five points in the agenda. we have agreed on two of those five points. we have made an agreement on what to do with our rural areas and how to develop them. this is extremely important -- ase the guerrillas rural guerrilla was born there. they grew their. for them this issue is very important. we are to have an agreement on that point. is second important points political participation. how are they going to participate in politics? what will the transition be from bullets to boats? vote votes? too ?rom arms to arguments how will we open this space for them? colombian democracy needed this anyway. progress in strengthening our democracy and the progress of our people in the democratic pr
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-defense. you have a guy who will steal every last job from you if they can. rick perry -- he is glad they are up here right now. while we are up here talking, he had his people on the phone to ohio and oklahoma stealing their jobs. >> we fish where the fish are. and generally speaking, i am spending a lot more time in california or illinois and new york than i am in oklahoma. >> we just beat him in football. [laughter] >> you know how to hurt a person, mary. >> but listen to talk to you about the pro-business environment and see what governor perry has been doing for over a decade. there was a great moment when mikael gorbachev was talking to the canadian prime mr. mulroney and gorbachev said don't lecture me on your capitalism and your nterprise. mulroney said i'm not going to lecture you. do you think i want competition? that sort of competition, you don't care if you -- you don't care if california and jerry brown straighten it out. >> i want tell -- to be successful because they are so important to our country, but you're not going to be better, whether you are an athlete or whet
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impact on the defense department budget. journal," live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> they covet my mental health work, the first few meetings we had. one day, i was walking in the white house and met this woman who was one of the press people. said, nobody ever covers my meetings. she
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public interest defense is not the journalism, but that you didn't have the time or don't want to spend the resources going through them before sharing them? >> it was a direct -- there was a direct -- there were conversations with the cabinet secretary which led me to think that it was wise to share this material. >> thank you. >> the ceremony that took place in your basement when the secret survey attended by yourself, how many people were there? >> there were two from the gchq. i think two or three from the guardian. >> and you'll just break up the hard disks and the lap tops, is that right? >> it's harder to break up -- smash up a computer than you think. i think they have a a giant food mixer, things like food mixers in which you can drop the computer. >> so it was brought to the basement -- >> we did it with black & decker. >> and was there any point in that exercise if you have the documents any way and you're going to publish them? the food mixer thing? >> well, the -- the serious point is this -- and i it goes back to spy catcher. that i was completely clear with the cabinet se
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states announced hat china the air defense identification zone. provocative to be a attempt to unilaterally contain east chinaquo in the sea. that increases the risk of miscalculation. and e consulting coordinating closely with japan, the republic of korea and our allies in the region. china announced the adiz. newly announced diz even though it overlapped with the adizs and includes japan.ry administered by we do not accept the legitimacy requirements for newly declared adiz and china caused confusion the increase of the accidents underlines the need rescind the procedures. and our actions have demonstrated, we believe these provocations are and e risks of provocation we don't accept the legitimacy of what china announced. we're holding important meetings. > carrying that specific message you just had directly to the chinese leaders? >> yes. that with the re regulation of the civilian aircraft. identify and go to the the china has now requested even though it does not recognize and consider adiz invalid? >> for safety and security of passengers, u.s. carriers operating interna
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powerful economy in the world is not immune from the consequences of defense in the global economic system, so forcefully articulated recently by your own indicates to us that we will have an understanding here in washington. it adds to our confidence that the united states will be in the forefront of the support of africa's struggle to bring about nations. expect to be granted again the privilege of addressing again the representatives of the united states of america. i am grateful to have been allowed to do so in the last months of my public life. the challenges of the present time for our countries, our continent and the world are greater than those have already overcome. we face the future with confidence. because, in spite of the difficulties and tensions that confront us, there is in all of us the capacity to touch one another's hearts across oceans and continents. the award with which you honor me today is an expression of the , one person to , ander, nation to nation people of the north the people of the south. i received with pride as a symbol of hardship for peace, equity as wend
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of an east china sea air defense at innovation -- identification zone. this appears to be provocative attempt to change the status quo in east. >> we go live to the house. --the republic of korea votes on postpone questions will be taken later. for what purpose of the gentlemen of texas seek recognition? --i moved to pass the bill the space launch extension act. >> the title of the bill -- >> a bill to extend the application of certain space launch liability provisions through 2014. >> pursuant to the rule, the government -- the gentlemen from texas and the gentlewoman from texas will be controlled 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. >> we have five adjustment of days to revise or extend the remarks into include material on hr-3527. >> the gentleman is recognized. >> the bill we consider today provides the stability for nations provider so they can remain competitive in the international market. the bill extends the existing system that requires commercial launch providers to purchase insurance up to the maximum probable loss. it provides that the go
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military personnel costs and their impact on the defense department budget. "washington journal" is next. host: eight of the biggest tech companies are calling for tighter control on government surveillance. joining far gases -- joining forces, the companies including google, microsoft, and twitter sent an open letter to president brock obama, arguing that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations highlight the needs to reform group -- to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. the revelations have shaken the tech industry. it has heightened calls for surveillance reform. that is our topic today. has government surveillance gone too far? welcome to "washington journal. we want to hear from you this morning. the numbers are -- you can also reach out to us on social media. take a look at the headlines. first in "usa today," -- that investigation coming out this morning, it details how public service agencies are using that surveillance data. let's talk about the eight tech companies calling for more surveillance limits. those include apple, google, m
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involve several government agencies, among them nih and the defense advanced research project agency and the national science foundation as well as private partners to take our understanding of the brain and how it works and bring it up a notch. try to figure out a way to develop the tools to decode the language of the brain. we have gone a long way recently, but we knew -- need to go much further much faster to understand the basis of how the brain works and how it sometimes does not work so well so that you end up with a brain that gives you alzheimer's or parkinson's or any of those disorders that were mentioned earlier. those are disorders that if you are going to really be able to make the kind of progress we want, we have got to understand the fundamentals of the organ involved. we do not understand the brain as well as we understand the heart, kidney, or the liver. the association hopes to put the brain into the focus of current research so we can really up the understanding of this organ and be able to make a difference for people with brain disorders. host: with regard alzheimer
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, at which point they will resume consideration of the defense authorization bill. of course, you can watch the house, live here on c-span, and the senate live on our companion network, c-span2. >> c-span, we bring public affairs of events for washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, conferences, offering complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house, a public service of private industry. we are created by the tv -- we were created and funded by her local cable satellite provider, and you can watch us in hd. at pell grants and college affordability during with subcommittee hearing student financial aid officers and experts on financial aid policy. this is two hours. the subcommittee will come to order. good morning. thank you for joining us for this hearing on the pell grant program. 11th in the series designed to gain a more complete the challengesf facing post secondary students and institutions. the committee of policy changes that should be considered as part of the upcoming reauthorization of the higher edu
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